Kevin Thurlow was a finalist in Series 47.
He defeated Deanne Meeres in his first game, scoring 123 points in the process – a score that was at the time the highest ever debut score on Countdown. He became an octochamp, beating future contestant Philip Jarvis and future semi-finalist Peter Lee during his run and returned for the final rounds in summer 2002 as #6 seed. He pulled off a minor upset by defeating #3 seed Lee Hartley in the quarter-finals, but was defeated in the semi-finals by ultimate runner-up Tom Hargreaves. His own record of his experience on the show can be read on The Countdown Page here.
Outside of Countdown, he also appeared on the show Brainteaser.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3176||28/01/2002||P||Deanne Meeres||72 - 123||Kevin Thurlow||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||130|
|3177||29/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||100 - 60||Shelagh Addis||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||132|
|3178||30/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||113 - 64||Norman Schofield||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||122|
|3179||31/01/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||75 - 57||Sheila Riley||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||119|
|3180||1/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||78 - 68||Philip Jarvis||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||117|
|3181||4/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||108 - 93||Peter Lee||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||122|
|3182||5/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||72 - 51||Jean Smith||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||130|
|3183||6/02/2002||P||Kevin Thurlow||100 - 67||Tony Painter||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Barry Cryer||Richard Samson||120|
|3275||24/06/2002||QF||Kevin Thurlow||106 - 93||Lee Hartley||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Geoffrey Durham||Susie Dent||145|
|3278||27/06/2002||SF||Kevin Thurlow||93 - 109||Tom Hargreaves||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Richard Digance||Damian Eadie||122|